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PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Tuesday, May 29 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BURSARY: Two bursaries of $ 500 each to be awarded to a registered member of St. Peter’s Parish who will attend 1st year of post-secondary education. Application forms are available at the back of the church and must be returned by May 31. For further information call 604-525-3030.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – Friday, June 1 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

VERY BIG THANK YOU TO THE PREP CATECHISTS (2011 – 2012) for their time, dedication and service to our PREP Children and St. Peter’s Church.
Peter McConville & Christie Bruce (PREP Coordinators),
Catalina Trinidad / Anabela Almonte (Level 1), Jennifer Vander Zalm (Level 2), Robin Smith / Niuvy Rochabrun (Level 3), Wally Licas (Level 4), Marisa Brown (Level 5), Eufemia Muralla (Level 6), and Rob Kok (Level 7).

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO: Peter McConville for his many dedicated years as a PREP Coordinator. REMINDER: YEAR END BBQ, Wednesday, May 30. Doors Open at 5:30 PM. PARENTS INVITED.

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE: # of Pledges: 5, Total Amount Collected: $ 1,400.

Archdiocesan Goal: $ 30,500. Donations can be made by cash, cheque or credit card.
Canvassers will be at the back of the church to collect your pledges.
Any money received on top of this amount comes back to the parish as a rebate. Please be generous. BUILDING ENHANCEMENT FUND: Volunteers will be available after all Masses to receive donations. Donations can be made by cheque, cash, or credit card. Building Enhancement Fund Envelopes (in the pews), can be filled out and given to volunteers or put in the collection basket. The money collected will help future church renovations. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Dear Reverend Father and Parishioners:
The Archdiocese of Vancouver is observing Stewardship Awareness Sunday. To celebrate the

descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Church at Pentecost, we do well to consider all the good things we have received from the Lord and to give prayerful thanks for them.

Providing hospitality to strangers is a hallmark of Christian stewardship. To mark the Year of Faith declared by the Holy Father to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council in the fall of this year, our Archdiocese will embark on a special initiative to welcome home to the Church those who have become inactive. Everyone is being called to take a part in this undertaking. How we treat the people who come to worship with us is a sign of our love for God. By demonstrating hospitality – our actions and reactions to those in our midst – we communicate who we are as the Body of Christ. A warm welcome is evangelization without words.

Today, Pentecost Sunday, I ask you to consider the specific ways you can participate in your parish community by sharing with it the gifts you have received from the Holy Spirit. Being an active Catholic requires the giving of time, talent and treasure to fulfill the mission you have of living and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ.

With cordial best wishes and the assurance of my prayers for you and your families, I remain Sincerely yours in Christ,

J. Michael Miller, CSB Archbishop of Vancouver

MINISTRIES SCHEDULING: In June we will be working on a new schedule for all ministries covering the period from June 30 to November 25. In preparation for this schedule, please let the parish office know if you want to help at specific masses or discontinue. Altar servers’ let Marisa at 604-523-0573 know if you don’t plan to continue being an altar server or if you prefer to serve at a different Mass time. We are very short of altar servers at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Sundays and it would be much appreciated if you can serve at this Mass or switch from another Mass. Adult altar servers may also be needed for this Mass.

Do you feel like you have lost control of your life? Is life becoming overwhelming rather than fulfilling? Are your relationships suffering? Join me at the powerful workshop Successful Life Strategies and regain control of your life, clarify what you want from life and learn practical tools to achieve your goals!
Date: May 31, 2012, 7 pm at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Registration: $ 20. To register call 778 239 7996 or email milena@mclifecoach.com. Find more information at mclifecoach.com.